Wow, my new teaching position at the University of Texas at Arlington put a serious dent in my posting frequency! The truth is I have quite a bit of fresh material, I've just been running around like my hair was on fire and haven't found time to post. Well, that phase is done...this is the first of a many that will be coming your way in the coming days. It was sketched this past Friday at the State Fair of Texas on a crisp October afternoon. The Fair is quite a spectacle of colors, music, food (and livestock) smells, and energy! And it really has changed very little from the first time I visited Fair Park, say, 45 years ago--it's like going back in time! The day at the Fair did me a world of good, and I loved the chance to sketch a place that's not only picturesque, but full of happy memories.